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Understanding the Adoption of ADA: A Field Study Report

  • August 1989
  • By W. Cohen, Gordon N. Smith, William E. Hefley, D. Levinthal
  • This report examines the extent to which the ADA adoption behavior of DoD contractors is influenced by their expectations of the technological opportunity provided by ADA.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-89-TR-028
  • Abstract

    In 1983, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) established for the development of all new DoD mission-critical computer applications. A multi-industry field study was conducted with seven business units from DoD contractors that have made decisions about the adoption and use of ADA. This report examines the extent to which the ADA adoption behavior of these contractors is influenced by their expectations of the technological opportunity provided by ADA, market demand for ADA, and appropriability conditions in the product market of firms. Findings indicate contractor decisions about adopting ADA are influenced both by the technical merits of the language and the economic impact on the firm.

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SEI

Cohen, Wesley; Smith, Gordon; Hefley, William; & Levinthal, Daniel. Understanding the Adoption of ADA: A Field Study Report. CMU/SEI-89-TR-028 . Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11013

IEEE

Cohen. Wesley, Smith. Gordon, Hefley. William, and Levinthal. Daniel, "Understanding the Adoption of ADA: A Field Study Report," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-028 , 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11013

APA

Cohen, Wesley., Smith, Gordon., Hefley, William., & Levinthal, Daniel. (1989). Understanding the Adoption of ADA: A Field Study Report (CMU/SEI-89-TR-028 ). Retrieved September 20, 2017, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11013

CHI

Wesley Cohen, Gordon Smith, William Hefley, & Daniel Levinthal. Understanding the Adoption of ADA: A Field Study Report (CMU/SEI-89-TR-028 ). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11013

MLA

Cohen, Wesley., Smith, Gordon., Hefley, William., & Levinthal, Daniel. 1989. Understanding the Adoption of ADA: A Field Study Report (Technical Report CMU/SEI-89-TR-028 ). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11013

BibTex

@techreport{CohenUnderstandingthe1989,
title={Understanding the Adoption of ADA: A Field Study Report},
author={Wesley Cohen and Gordon Smith and William Hefley and Daniel Levinthal},
year={1989},
number={CMU/SEI-89-TR-028 },
institution={Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University},
address={Pittsburgh, PA},
url={http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=11013} }